My Old Kentucky Home…
The Clippers have made themselves right at home in Louisville, taking the first three games of the series with the Bats. Mike Sarbaugh’s guys will go for the sweep tonight…
* Winners in 7 of the last 8 games, the Clippers are now 8-3, which is tied with Durham for the best record in the International League.
* The Clippers are now 5-0 against the Bats this season after going 6-15 last year.
* Carlos Santana’s four homers are tied for the best in the league with four others, but he hasn’t gone deep since last Sunday (4/11). All four HRs came against Indianapolis in the season opening series.
* Santana also leads the league in slugging (.833) and RBIs with 14, one ahead of Toledo’s Brennan Boesch. He is second in total bases (30) behind Indy’s Steve Pearce (31).
* Jose Constanza was 4-for-6 with a walk in the two games Sunday, moving his on-base percentage to .500, tops in the IL.
* Constanza (.483) and Santana (.417) are first and second in the league in batting. Last season Jordan Brown hit .336 (.372 after the All-Star break) and won the batting title. Brown ranks second in Clippers single-season history behind Fernando Seguignol (.341 in 2003).
* The Clippers have scored 17 runs in the 7th inning this season, which accounted for 28% of the team’s total runs prior to Sunday’s games.
* I’m attempting to post game recaps each night, like the one you see in the post below. I don’t have enough time to do full report and notes after each broadcast, but hopefully I can post our post-game interviews to add a bit more to the blog.
* Here is
Mike Sarbaugh after Sunday’s double-header sweep.
* We talked with Jason Donald
Jason Donald after the Clippers took game #1, 6-4.
* Last but certainly not least; Prior to the second game on Sunday, this Tyrannosaurus Rex threw out a ceremonial first pitch. If you ’re truly honest with yourself, it’s impossible not to love a baseball-hurling dinosaur. Enjoy!